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PSD2: Laid-Back Malta Welcomes EU Payment Reforms
19th Jan 2016 | Written by:
New EU-wide payments regulations are unlikely to re-shape Malta’s outward-facing processor market dramatically but may jolt its domestic banks, experts believe.
PSD2 Is 'Good News For Banks', Says Fidor
6th Jan 2016 | Written by:
Banks should not view new European payments regulations as a threat to their imperious market position, but as an opportunity to provide lucrative new services to third parties, according to a...
EU Council Adopts PSD2
17th Nov 2015 | Written by:
The EU Council yesterday adopted a new directive for payment services across the 28-country bloc.
Bank Watchdog Readies Security Mandate As PSD2 Fallout Continues
13th Oct 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s banking regulator has saluted the successful EU vote on payment reforms which triggers its mandate to develop new security requirements, as industry experts brace for significant upheaval.
PSD2: Industry Heralds New Dawn For EU Payments
9th Oct 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s payments landscape has irrevocably changed, industry experts believe, as legislation designed to increase competition and the scope of the sector’s regulation was passed emphatically...
EU Passes Payment Services Revisions
8th Oct 2015 | Written by:
The European Parliament has today major passed revisions to its payment services laws, bringing swathes of businesses under regulation for the first time and cracking open an enormous market for...
PSD2 Still Has 'A Number of Issues', Experts Warn
24th Sep 2015 | Written by:
There are still uncertainties at the heart of the EU’s new payments directive as a crunch vote nears, legal experts have warned, with trading of US dollar transactions potentially falling under its...
Industry Readies As PSD2 Final Vote Date Set
14th Sep 2015 | Written by:
The date of the final European Parliament vote on the revisions to payment services has been announced, as industry names make a final push to have their voices heard.
Brace For Security Changes Ahead Of PSD2, Top Bank Regulator Warns
30th Jul 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s top banking regulator has told the payments industry to be alive to major changes in security, passporting services, complaint handling and transparency, as it ramps up its workload ahead...
Germany Readies For Tough Pre-PSD2 Payment Security Laws
24th Jun 2015 | Written by:
German payment service providers have been warned time is running out for them to adhere to a new set of EU-wide minimum security guidelines for internet transactions.
PSD2 Clears Next Hurdle As Final Vote Pushed To October
17th Jun 2015 | Written by:
The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is set to face a final vote in October after a key European parliamentary committee passed the draft directive by a large majority.
Online Payment Security Demands Settled, But Not Everyone Plays Ball
1st Jun 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s banking regulator has finalised security guidelines for internet payments across the EU which will apply while the industry waits for more widespread reforms, despite four countries...
Politicians Agree, Now Crunch Talks Begin On PSD2
6th May 2015 | Written by:
The technical stage of Europe’s ambitious payment restructuring plan begins today with experts warning the industry not to let the looming changes creep up on it.
Political Agreement Reached On PSD2
5th May 2015 | Written by:
A political agreement has been reached today on revisions to the Payment Services Directive (PSD2).The agreement follows closely guarded trilogue negotiations between the European Commission, the...
Big Names Kick Back On Piecemeal Reporting Requirements
20th Apr 2015 | Written by:
PayPal and Microsoft have warned the EU that introducing multiple disclosure requirements for payment companies under various new directives risks damaging business.
Third-Party Access Concern Drives New U.S. Cybersecurity Laws
17th Apr 2015 | Written by:
Financial regulators in the U.S. have released a detailed report emphasizing the dangers third-party service providers pose to banks.
ECB Warning Over Fintech Pressure
10th Feb 2015 | Written by:
A top European Central Bank (ECB) expert has warned payments reformers they must not bow to fintech demands after calls for tighter regulation of the space.
Account Access Fight Rumbles On As EU Talks Begin
9th Feb 2015 | Written by:
Allowing outsider access to payment accounts under EU law could severely jeopardise security, a senior director at one of Europe’s biggest banks has said.
EU Regulatory Perspective: At The Beginning Of The Final Mile
9th Jan 2015 | Written by:
PaymentsCompliance speaks to Mario Nava, director for regulation and prudential supervision of financial Institutions in the European Commission, about the forthcoming reform to the EU payments...
Embattled Commission Defends Payment Reforms As Industry Giants Stir
8th Dec 2014 | Written by:
The European Commission has defended its payment reforms after heavy criticism from PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and others that the proposed measures are unbalanced and threaten security.
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